Date: 26th November 2017 at 7:12pm
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Former Everton manager David Moyes insists his focus is fully with his new club West Ham United as he prepares to return to Goodison Park.

Moyes was manager at the club for 11 years between 2002 and 2013 before he left to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

The two clubs face each other in Premier League action on Wednesday evening with both sides struggling at the foot of the table.

What makes this meeting at Goodison Park extra special is that Moyes will be in charge of West Ham and the former Toffees boss says he is looking forward to his return.

“I am personally really looking forward to going back to Everton,” said Moyes, speaking to the club’s official website.

“I’ve been back a few times and not been that successful on my other visits, so I’m hoping that this one can be.

“It’s a special place for me because of the years I spent there and also because of the people I worked with, many of whom are still there behind the scenes.”

However, the 54-year-old manager insisted his focus is on a getting his first win as West Ham boss.

“I’ll enjoy going back but I’m only interested in West Ham now and getting a win for West Ham is all that matters.”

Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic at the London Stadium earlier this month and picked up his first point as Hammers boss in the 1-1 draw with Leicester on Friday.

His new club are currently 18th in the Premier League table and are without a win in their last six league matches.

Meanwhile, Everton are still searching for a permanent manager after Ronald Koeman was sacked last month.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth has lost five of his seven matches in interim charge, increasing the pressure on the club’s owners to appoint a new full-time boss as soon as possible.

The Toffees are 16th in the Premier League table, just two points above West Ham, after Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium.

In other Everton news, former Premier League midfielder and controversial pundit Joey Barton has slammed interim boss Unsworth after their latest Premier League defeat.

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